Achieving Millennium Development Goals through Ensuring Sustainable Development: Challenges for Local government and Possible Interventions for Policy Reformation

Mohammed Sabirul Karim, Jannatul Firdaus Rupa


Effective and autonomous local governance was supposed to be an integral part of the Bangladesh constitutional system. Since everywhere in the world most challenges people face are mostly local, therefore, the best way to solve them is through local initiatives and local leadership by awakening and mobilizing people. The importance of local bodies is at the management of local affairs by locally elected persons as they are the persons who can demonstrate their efficiency locally if proper environment and avenues are given to them. This is why decentralization is seen as an immensely important issue for developing countries like Bangladesh. Local government by definition is democratic self-governance that must be accountable to the people. But in Bangladesh, we observe a sheer mismatch and discrepancy in this regard. This research tries to emphasize on empowerment of local government which bring sustainable development and achieve Millennium Development Goals.

Aus. & NewZe J. Soci Busi. Env. Sus. Vol 3(2), October 2017, P 69-80


Millennium Development Goal; United Nations Development Program; International Monetary Fund; Development Assistance Committee; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; United Nations; The Fourth Five Year Plan; National Institute of Local G

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